Astrology behind Marriage Delays


Marriage is a union of two individuals as husband and wife for a lifetime, so that they can pursue dharma, artha and kama desires. It joins two families together. Beliefs are that an individual’s birth chart/Kundli fore decides the time of his/her marriage on the basis of the various planets and their movements at the time of one’s birth.

A native’s horoscope reflects his persona. It can thoroughly portray any issue by the way of troubles caused by a certain planet. The seventh house in the native’s horoscope tells about the marriage and all sort of partnerships in an individual’s life. In case of afflicted seventh house, it causes delays in marriage.

Besides, Both planets and houses play a significant role in the delay of marriage. Amid all the planets, Sun, Saturn, Mars, Rahu and Ketu contributes the most in delaying marriage. 7th, 8th, and 12th houses are the most notable in the process of Marriage delays in a native’s Kundli . So, In order to ascertain the reasons for delayed marriage, we discussed this subject with some of the finest astrologers of our country.

According to Expert Astrologer Dr. Anshumali Tiwari, some of the most common reason for delays in marriage are the following planetary positions.

Reasons for the Delay in Marriage

Relation of malefic planets with 7th house-

In the horoscope of the native, if the planets like Rahu, Ketu, Mars or Sun resides in 7th house or aspects 7th house, it indicates delay in marriage.

Relation of Saturn with 7th house-

If Saturn is situated in 7th house or is aspecting 7th house by itself being situated in 1st, 5th or 10th house, delayed matrimony is indicated.

Relation of the lord of 7th house with Saturn or malefic planets-

Delay in wedding is also indicated if the lord of 7th house is in conjugation with Saturn or planets like Rahu, Ketu and Mars.

Unfavorable position, weak position or debilitation of the lord of 7th house-

Presence of the lord of 7th house either in 2nd/6th/8th/12th house or in balyavastha/vridhavastha/mritavastha represents a delay in the marriage of the native. In addition to that, if the lord of 7th house resides in any debilitated position, it indicates delays in the wedlock.

Relation of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th house lord-

In the Kundli of the native, if the lord of 6th house is situated in such a way that it is either related to the 5th house or to the lord of 5th house and vice versa, it also detains the marriage. In the same line, if such a relationship is formed between 7th-8th,  6th-7th, 5th-6th-7th, 6th-7th-8th, 5th-7th-8th house/house lord, delayes in tying knots is indicated.

Position of Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus, and Sun-

All these planets, besides the lord of 7th house, generally considered responsible for marriage and in the Kundli, the position of these planets in 2nd, 6th, 8th, and 12th house represents delayed marriage.
(Note: Sun, Mars, and Saturn are benefic in 6th house, on the conditions that it is not the lord of 7th house but if it happens so, (5) is applicable.)

Period and inter period forming inauspicious yoga momentarily-

Sometimes, the intervening period and inter period, momentarily form inauspicious yogas like Vish Yog, Grahan Yog, Chandal Yog, Angarak Yoga. That also indicates a delay in marriage.

Negative effects of Kaal Sarp doshManglik dosh, Vish Yog, Pitra dosh, Grahan Yog, Chandal Yog, Angarak Yog and/or Kendram Yog, imparts delayed marriage. With respect to marriage, this negative effect is more pronounced if such inauspicious yoga forms in 1st, 5th, 7th, and 11th house.

Indian Marriage Ceremony

As stated by Expert Astrologer Lovenish Sharma In the 12 houses/division of a birth chart, the first one(Ascendant) and its swami (Lord pf Ascendant) gives information about the native. And the house opposite to it also called 7th house is the house of native’s partner – life or business.

  • These two houses shows the main cause/causes of delay in marriage or absence of ‘vivav sukh’. Their lords, and their relationship. There are other factors also which have relevance and impact on the subject. Such as dasa/bhukti, Gochar, varshphal etc. which we will be skipping for the time being.
  • The badhakarak houses 6, 8, and 12 are – 6th for shatru/disease/debt, 8th for death, and 12th for accident. Whenever lords of these houses come to be associated with Lagna, lagnesh, Saptam Bhav and Saptamesh by association or aspect problems occur if these are devoid of shubh aspect or yuti.
  • Ill-placed Lagnesh(lord of ascendant) or 7th lord creates ‘badha’ meaning ‘Hurdles’ in vivah (marriage) or vivah sukh.

Remedies for delay in Marriage

Mantra remedies: 

This Mantra called Rukmani Vallabh Mantra should be a chant for 3 months to get the maximum benefits


ॐ नमो भगवते रुक्मिणी वल्लभाय स्वाहा

and another mantra to overcome delay in marriage is:

श्री गोपीजन वल्लभाय स्वाहा

Gemstones used for delayed marriage:

If the planet is not debilitated in the natal chart as well as the Navmansha chart. Gemstone of 7th house can be provided.

Males are advised to wear the stone of Venus ( Natural significator of wife). And female, the stone of Jupiter (Natural significator of husband).

Remedial Pooja for Delayed Marriage:

Keep Fasting of Mondays and Friday as per the position of the significator planet.

For Manglik yoga:

In case, native feels obstacles in marriage due to Manglik Dosha. One can do Chandika Stotram on Tuesday and read Sunderkand on Saturday to remove all hindrances in marriage.

Plant Based Remedy:

Native can plant a banana tree outside their home or a nearby Garden and give water daily. They must avoid consuming salt on Thursdays and praise Lord Vishnu for fulfilling their wish and give desired partner.

NOTE- If there is no combination of delay in marriage in the birth chart and still native is not getting married. Then, Vastu could be the reason. Provided that the South-West portion of the house/building is extended, this might result in delayed marriage.

Nonetheless, powerful astrological remedies for delayed marriage can be determined through insightful analysis of the native’s birth chart. Consult the expert astrologers of Astrotalk for a personalised solution to all your concerns.



Posted On - August 9, 2019 | Posted By - Deepika Tomar | Read By -


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